NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) will provide mostly cloudy to cloudy conditions with light to heavy scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over EXTREME NORTHERN, NORTHERN, and EASTERN LUZON, BICOL REGION, ORIENTAL MINDORO, MARINDUQUE, ROMBLON, EASTERN VISAYAS, and EASTERN SECTIONS OF CENTRAL VISAYAS. Strong breeze to Gale winds of 45 to 65 kph with significant wave heights of 4.0 to 7.5 m (Rough to High) are expected to prevail across the EXTREME NORTHERN, NORTHERN, and EASTERN LUZON making the seas risky to all types of sea vessels.
As of 9:00 AM today, TROPICAL STORM KAI-TAK (URDUJA) was located 891 km SW of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (5.2 N 112.2 E), already outside of Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). It will bring cloudy conditions with moderate to extreme scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over KALAYAAN GROUP OF ISLANDS.
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with the possibility of isolated rain showers or thunderstorms in some areas especially in the afternoon or evening.
**Residents are advised to be on alert for POSSIBLE FLASHFLOODS, LANDSLIDES OR LIGHTNING STRIKES during the occurrence of Severe Thunderstorms.
Important note: In the infrared (IR) satellite image shown above: BLUE areas indicate Clear Skies with a Few Clouds; GREEN = Partly to Mostly Cloudy Skies; YELLOW = Mostly Cloudy to Hazy Skies with Possible Slight-to-Moderate Rainfall; and RED = Thunderstorms with Moderate to Heavy to sometimes Extreme Rainfall.
24-Hour Observed Rainfall Accumulation (8:00 AM December 19 to 8:00 AM December 20, 2017)
Created by: John Christian B. Lequiron for WeatherPhilippines